I cried in the waiting room beforehand. I hadn’t thought much about the scan in the lead-up to it and when hit with the reality of the possibility of another lifeless three month old foetus, I crumbled. But today was our day. Heart is beating, baby is growing and everything is the right size and in the right place. And then, the icing on the cake – the nuchal fold measured 1.2mm. We have to wait until Wed for the blood test results but based on the scan, we were told the risk should be in the thousands. The nuchal fold test gives an assessment of the risk that the baby has Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. We had both braced ourselves for this as we expect that if it can happen, it will happen to us. All we wanted from this scan was a live baby, anything else was only ever going to be a bonus.
And now that we have been properly introduced, I don’t just want a baby, I want this baby. I just can’t believe how lucky we are. Part of me is still very, very angry that it has taken so much of our lives to get this far but…….oh…….just look at that video…….what was I saying???